Hermit Bar Cookies

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This recipe is probably 50 years old - Mom made it for us, and now I make it for our kids - they love these bars. Enjoy!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
13 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
42 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup molasses

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup warm coffee

  • 1 egg

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 cup raisins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Stir in the molasses and egg. Dissolve the baking soda in warm coffee; stir into the molasses mixture. Combine the flour, salt, cinnamon and cloves; Gradually stir into the batter. Mix in raisins. Form dough into 4 long strips lengthwise on the cookie sheets.

  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheets then cut each strip into 2 inch bars while still warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

202 Calories
6g Fat
36g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 129mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 203mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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